"The person who says to a homosexual, 'You're okay,' they go to hell."
Perhaps nobody is more pleased about the turnout for the family values rally than its organizer, the Rev. Stan Craig. In a telephone interview from his home, he talked at length about Citizens for Traditional Family Values. which he said includes about 400 churches, and the beliefs that fuel his moral convictions.
Here are excerpts from that conversation.
- What was the point of the rally?
The purpose of the rally was to renew in the hearts of the people what family
values are, to stand up for what America has been built upon. We see the inroads
of abnormal deathstyles
-- instead of a lifestyle I call it a deathstyle
-- in this country. Our goals were to send a clear message that we will not
tolerate outsiders, foreigners with their activist agendas, these militant
We really believe this march is a mild form of what will take place down the road.
I believe that, as the buckle of the Bible Belt, the South has been targeted by
gay activists. I don't want to offend anyone, but we have passion, we believe
very strongly that someone has got to stop their inroads into government.
- Saying that AIDS cannot be contracted through casual contact, health experts
criticized your warnings to stay away from Greenville the day of the Pride
March. You were accused of whipping up hysteria. Do you regret making those
When you have an amassing of thousands of homosexuals, sodomites and
pedophiles in town you're not worried about catching AIDS from the toilet seats
but of what goes on in the toilets.
Many people do not know that people with AIDS, many of them deliberately try to
pass this disease on. These gay agenda weeks bring in people from ACT UP, and
they do very defiant things. I have documentation of AIDS flight attendants who
ejaculated into salads. People don't want to believe this kind of evidence.
Homosexuals from ACT UP will go into restaurants and spit into the food. They
will walk up to you and scratch your face and say, "Welcome to the world
- Homosexuals claim they are born gay; after all, why would anyone choose to
risk losing their families, friends and jobs. Why would they choose to make
their lives so difficult?
Even if, hypothetically, they could be born that way, Christ said you must be born
again. We're all born with a sin nature, but we are born able to make a choice.
- There were many members of the religious community, including ministers, at
the Pride March. What do you think of Christians who share your faith but not
There are too many clergymen who are just social workers. The person who says to
a homosexual, "You're okay," they go to hell. I believe the blood of
those people will be on the hands of the clergy because they did not have the guts
to say something is wrong.
- Was the Traditional Family Values rally a success?
We estimate that we had 25
- 30,000 people who tried to get into the rally. Traffic was backed up all the
way to Mauldin. This community stood up and said we don't want this agenda, don't
want them taking our children. I say, "Bravo! Halleluyah!"
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